MANILA, Philippines – UAAP star Jeron Teng excited netizens on Wednesday, October 23, with his cameo role as Allen Chua, a campus heartthrob and university basketball star in ABS-CBN’s primetime show “Got to Believe.”
The first few minutes of the episode showed female lead Chichay (Kathryn Bernardo), swooning over Teng as he showed off his basketball prowess in a match in their school gym.
“‘Yan ang superstar ng basketball team natin dito sa Malaya. In fairness ah, cute siya in person,” says Chichay to love interest Joaquin (Daniel Padilla).
(That’s Malaya’s basketball superstar. In fairness, he’s cute)
Although his appearance mostly involved dribbling a basketball and shooting hoops, Teng had a short line.
“Pagod ah. Tara, picture tayo.” he said, in response to a fan’s request.
The De La Salle Green Archer player also huddled with his fictional teammates and cheered ‘One big fight!’ a cheer for DLSU’s rival team Ateneo Blue Eagles.
Watch Jeron’s cameo appearance here:
In his Twitter and Instagram accounts, Teng posted photos with the lead actors Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, as well as with director Cathy Garcia-Molina, whom he described as “very nice and beautiful.”
This cameo is not Teng’s first appearance in the small screen. Since his UAAP championship, he and his brother University of Santo Tomas star player Jeric Teng have guested in a number of shows including “Gandang Gabi Vice” and “Wish Ko Lang,” which will air on Saturday, October 26.
On Friday, October 25, the Teng Brothers will guest in GMA’s “The Ryzza Mae Show.”
Although Teng had but a single line, viewers responded with excitement, some wishing his role was made longer. On the night of the episode, “Jeron Teng” trended on Twitter.
Here are some of the viewers’ reactions on Twitter:
OMGwhut. Jeron Teng is in G2B. Gives me a reason to subscribe to the show.— Izza Sangcopan (@azzifer) October 24, 2013
More exposure pls. for Jeron Teng #G2BMyMVP— Kris Subramaniam (@kristopher121) October 23, 2013
Annnd twitter goes wild because of Jeron Teng's cameo at G2B :))))))— Kayesha Chua (@KayeshaChua) October 22, 2013
Was that Jeron Teng on G2B? Haha Rookie, MVP and now instant celebrity.— Adrian Patrick (@patrickme) October 22, 2013